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Very moving piece.
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It really is an inspirational take on carpe diem.
Thank you so much for using the Latin phrase, and not the idiotic "Y-word that shall not be used"
All right... well, I thought it was a little thin. Sure, "the instant of now" is how we experience life in what we perceive as "real time," and coming to terms with the past and planning for the future are done in the "now," but how is this a deep insight? That's the only way I've ever known it to appear.
I agree with the part about value, but the problem is that we value different things, and I believe that whatever one delves into deeply can be rewarding (think stamp collecting). I do think some philosophical thought and some aesthetic appreciation and some moral thinking are on a higher order than others, just as I feel a Chateau Margaux is objectively better than Thunderbird and not just a matter of opinion--though the wine comparison would be harder case to make using the tools of a philosopher. I think this can also transfer to the idea that having lived both a "good" and a "right" life is better than having lived one misspent--regardless of whether or not the entire universe extinguishes one day without a trace of what ever happened. G. E. Moore tries to tease this out with his idea of "reflective isolation" that I found pretty thought provoking.
So, to cap it, I agree with Sam that it's good to think about what's really important and live your life accordingly so you don't rue a bunch of stuff later, but I still thought the way it was presented was a little thin.
Would anyone entertain the notion that a life devoid of the internet and television could possibly be a step in the right direction? I sometimes think that many live their life out vicariously through the confines of a dot-matrix projector. How unfortunate.
Sam "New Age" Harris...the next Dan Millman.
While I enjoyed his first book, his latest stuff has been getting a little too touchy-feely for me, I think he may have spent too much time meditating in a cave.
That was really well done.
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